Friday, July 13, 2012

Multiracial Tissue Typing

Did you know?

Tissue typing for cord blood follows ethnic and racial background. Cord blood donations can be particularly important for patients from minority groups who need a transplant but often have a difficult time finding a bone marrow match. White adult patients have a 60 percent chance of finding an unrelated match among potential bone marrow donors, compared to a 5 percent to 15 percent chance among some minority groups.


  1. we need to get this information out. so critically important.

  2. Funny how our society focuses on the visible yet insignificant differences between races, yet ignores the underlying and critical differences. Something is truly upside-down.